• Zimbabwe elections: Voters cast ballots in landmark polls
Zimbabwe elections: Voters cast ballots in landmark polls

In a slow and rambling address, his first since stepping down in November, the 94-year-old spoke to reporters about the circumstances of his removal under military pressure after a ruling party feud. "I have nothing to do with what President Mugabe would want to say as a voter". What began with optimism crumbled into repression of the opposition, a...

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  • Colombian drug cartel put $70K bounty on this dog
Colombian drug cartel put $70K bounty on this dog

A police dog in Colombia has been moved and given extra protection after a drug gang put a bounty on her head. Some of Sombra's recent busts include uncovering over five tons of Gulf Clan cocaine destined for Europe and concealed in crates of bananas.

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  • Mugabe hints he may vote for opposition leader Chamisa
Mugabe hints he may vote for opposition leader Chamisa

The lawyer and pastor emerged to lead the main opposition party after the death earlier this year of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who for years had been Mugabe's top challenger in elections. Mugabe described his November ousting as a coup, arguing that his rule was legitimate because he held elections every five years. Despite the country's new ...

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  • Donald Trump denies fresh claim over son's meeting with Russian lawyer
Donald Trump denies fresh claim over son's meeting with Russian lawyer

Reports that Mr. Trump's former fixer will tell special counsel Robert Mueller that a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower was approved by the billionaire does not shock the " Fox News Sunday " host. "I did NOT know of the meeting with my son, Don jr", Trump declared on Twitter Friday morning. Cohen served as a top Trump confidan...

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  • Palestinian teen released from Israeli prison
Palestinian teen released from Israeli prison

Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch tweeted on Sunday that "Israel's jailing of a child for 8 months - for calling for protests & slapping a soldier - reflects endemic discrimination, absence of due process & ill-treatment of kids". The teen's cousin Nour was also indicted for her involvement in the quarrel, but she was released in January. "All ...

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  • Ocasio-Cortez Swipes Back at DeSantis for Dismissive Comment
Ocasio-Cortez Swipes Back at DeSantis for Dismissive Comment

Ocasio-Cortez. The video is obviously a parody. "You look at this girl Ocasio-Cortez or whatever she is , I mean, she's in a totally different universe", DeSantis said Saturday. "As a kid, my parents let me stay up late to watch Captain Janeway lead her crew home through desperate straits, while lost in the galaxy", she said.

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  • Greece in mourning as wildfires death toll rises to 81
Greece in mourning as wildfires death toll rises to 81

The village is located in the Rafina region which is popular with local tourists, especially pensioners and children attending holiday camps, Reuters news agency notes. At least 100 people were injured, health officials said. Greece endures wildfires every summer but the fires that broke out Monday were the deadliest to hit the country in dec...

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  • In fresh jab, acting NZ PM calls on Australia to change flag
In fresh jab, acting NZ PM calls on Australia to change flag

New Zealand's Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has called on neighbouring Australia to change its flag, saying it had pinched the Kiwi banner's design and was causing confusion. The Australian flag (bottom) and the New Zealand flag, with its distinctive red stars, fly on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 2005. The two country's flags are undoubt...

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  • Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse
Where to Watch The Century's Longest Lunar Eclipse

In another rare event, Mars will appear directly below the moon in the skyline tonight at near maximum brightness. The Weather Channel will be live streaming the lunar eclipse on its smartphone app beginning at 4 p.m. You may have already noticed Mars after dark in recent weeks, looking like a bright star wearing a lot of rouge. The Mahila ...

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  • Brock Turner Appeals Rape Conviction With Argument He Only Wanted 'Outercourse'
Brock Turner Appeals Rape Conviction With Argument He Only Wanted 'Outercourse'

Turner made global news in 2016 after he was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman behind a dumpster. Multhaup argued that Turner, who was convicted on felony charges of sexual assault with intent to rape and two counts of digital penetration, was found fully clothed at the time of the incident.

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  • White House Defends Decision To Bar CNN Reporter From Open Press Event
White House Defends Decision To Bar CNN Reporter From Open Press Event

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment about the ball . When the Kremlin seemed cool to the idea , the White House backed away, suggesting that the two men should wait to meet until "after the Russian Federation witch hunt is over", as national security adviser John Bolton put it.

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  • Inside the Trump Administration's Chaotic Effort to Reunite Migrant Families
Inside the Trump Administration's Chaotic Effort to Reunite Migrant Families

U.S. Justice Department attorneys say 463 migrant parents may have been deported without their children after they were separated at the border, according to court documents filed Monday. After they were separated, the parents did not see their children again. The timeline on reuniting those still separated is unclear. He said his daughter cr...

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  • Day after attack, Israel announces 400 housing units in West Bank settlement
Day after attack, Israel announces 400 housing units in West Bank settlement

The last attack in a West Bank settlement was in April, when a Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli with a screwdriver near a petrol station in an industrial area connected to the Maale Adumim settlement east of Jerusalem . There has been a wave of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings of Israelis predominantly by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs sin...

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  • Republicans seek to impeach US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
Republicans seek to impeach US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

The GOP lawmakers allege that Rosenstein has a conflict of interest in Mueller's investigation because he could be called as a "witness", amid the ongoing investigation into potential surveillance abuse against Page. It is highly unusual, if not unprecedented, for lawmakers to demand documents that are part of an ongoing criminal investigation. "...

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  • Russian Federation dismisses US Crimea declaration
Russian Federation dismisses US Crimea declaration

Trump's performance was widely ripped by lawmakers of all stripes, who slammed his remarks as "treasonous" and "disgraceful." The White House has announced that Putin has been invited to Washington for another meeting later this year, even as Pompeo lamented that Congress was unimpressed with Trump's unprecedented determination to push back ...

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  • Egyptian zoo busted painting donkeys to look like zebras
Egyptian zoo busted painting donkeys to look like zebras

The black paint had melted on the donkey's face and the ears didn't look like the right size for a zebra, he said. Facebook/Mahmoud Sarhan Observers have noticed that this animal's snout is gray, rather than black, and its ears seem larger than a typical zebra's ears.

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  • US senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning
US senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning

In addition to helping state election officials obtain security clearances so they can be briefed on the latest threats to elections, Homeland Security officials also offer remote scanning of their networks to identify any vulnerabilities as well as intensive cybersecurity reviews that involve onsite exams.

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  • Trump mulls axing ex-officials' security clearance
Trump mulls axing ex-officials' security clearance

Sanders said the officials were making "baseless accusations" of improper contact with Russian Federation against the president. Members of Congress are pushing back against a floated White House idea of pulling the security clearances of top former intelligence officials in the Obama administration who have criticized President Donald Trump ...

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  • Coordinated Islamic State Attacks in Syria Kill Dozens
Coordinated Islamic State Attacks in Syria Kill Dozens

A fourth blast hit the provincial capital later in the day. The suicide blasts and raids killed 156 people including 62 civilians, the Observatory said . Militants also attacked three villages north-east of the city, it said. Since its offensive started in June, President Bashar Assad's forces have retaken territories controlled by the rebels ...

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  • Turkish embassies in Africa increasing says Erdogan | Turkey
Turkish embassies in Africa increasing says Erdogan | Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces the new Turkish cabinet after taking oath as the first president under a new government system in Ankara , on July 9, 2018. Without directly disputing that stance, Albayrak used his first interview in his more prominent role to voice generally mainstream policies, including that the central bank's p...

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  • North Korea Gets Continues to Produce Nuclear Material, Pompeo Says
North Korea Gets Continues to Produce Nuclear Material, Pompeo Says

U.S. Forces Korea earlier this month moved about 100 transfer caskets near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in anticipation of repatriations. Gen. Michael Minihan, chief of staff of the United Nations Command, held two days of talks on remains recovery with North Korean counterparts at the Panmunjom peace village on the DMZ.

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  • Pompeo: I warned Russia about election meddling
Pompeo: I warned Russia about election meddling

Both presidents said after the summit that a big step forward had been taken. "We really need a clear understanding as to what is going on", Corker said. Pompeo disclosed only three issues discussed by Trump and Putin during their closed-door session last week: reviving an exchange between the two countries' business leaders; re-establishing ...

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  • Met Office warning over heatwave
Met Office warning over heatwave

The July record for the highest overnight minimum temperature is 23.3C - and the Met Office says that could be surpassed in south-east England on Thursday. "Where the thunderstorms occur torrential downpours are possible with as much as 30mm of rainfall in one hour and 60 mm in three hours". Large hail and strong, gusty winds are additional hazar...

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  • Judge delays Manafort trial, grants immunity to 5 Mueller witnesses
Judge delays Manafort trial, grants immunity to 5 Mueller witnesses

Those witnesses are James Brennan , Donna Duggan , Conor O'Brien, Cindy Laporta and Dennis Raico . The trial had been scheduled to start on Wednesday. "Evidence concerning Mr. Yanukovych, the Party of Regions, and the work that Mr. Manafort performed on their behalf poses the substantial risk that the jurors will be sidetracked by Mr.

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  • Two Teen Girls Stabbed By White Supremacist In Oakland - One Dead
Two Teen Girls Stabbed By White Supremacist In Oakland - One Dead

He added that surveillance video also showed the attacker taking off his clothing in a BART parking structure after the stabbing . The suspect was identified as transient John Lee Cowell , 27. A 2015 restraining order alleged he tried to enter his family's Concord home several times without permission while "high on drugs". The Wilson sisters a...

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