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Acosta continued to ask questions, including whether Trump was "concerned" about potential indictments coming from the Mueller probe. Trump then insulted Acosta's professionalism and his character. "It's unfortunate the White House is saying this", he said. On Wednesday, President Trump was in a foul mood and made a decision to hold an impromptu news conference that lasted almost 90 minutes.
  • Cameroon parents anxious over lack of info on abducted children

    Cameroon parents anxious over lack of info on abducted children

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    Seventy-nine school pupils were abducted by gunmen earlier this week in a troubled region of Cameroon. Violent separatists have since taken up arms to destabilize the Anglophone regions to win independence for the areas they want to declare a separate state, which they call Ambazonia.
  • O'Rourke falls to Cruz despite $70M fundraising windfall

    O'Rourke falls to Cruz despite $70M fundraising windfall

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    But O'Rourke visited all 254 Texas counties and often drew larger-than-expected crowds, even in fiercely conservative areas. "That's the first news of the evening...they can now open investigations into the President and we can finally find out if Donald Trump has ever done anything unethical", Colbert, 54, stated according to The Hollywood Reporter .
  • Coalition forces 4km from Hodeidah in new drive to recapture port city

    Coalition forces 4km from Hodeidah in new drive to recapture port city

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    The bloodshed comes despite growing global pressure to end a years-long conflict that has killed thousands and pushed the impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation to the brink of starvation. The clashes erupted just hours after the government said Thursday it was ready to restart peace talks with the Iran-backed Huthis. The coalition has deployed thousands of troops to retake Hodeidah, a vital entry point for imports and a lifeline for millions of Yemenis after more than three years of war.
  • False Kavanaugh Accuser Referred to FBI and DOJ for Investigation

    False Kavanaugh Accuser Referred to FBI and DOJ for Investigation

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Saturday announced that his committee investigation into allegations of sexual assault made against then-Supreme Court nominee and current Justice Brett Kavanaugh had produced no evidence to support those allegations.
  • Utah mayor killed during military service in Afghanistan

    Utah mayor killed during military service in Afghanistan

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    What can we do to help our fellow man?" "He always wanted to give back and make the world a better place", Cox said in a telephone interview Saturday night. A week ago, Taylor urged Americans to vote in Tuesday's congressional elections, saying he hoped "whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us".
  • Voters can still apply for absentee ballots at clerk's office today

    Voters can still apply for absentee ballots at clerk's office today

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    More than 1.48 million people have voted early, and more than 1.9 million people have voted by mail. Duplin County has one early voting site: the Board of Elections at 160 Mallard Street in Kenansville. The hotline is run by a nonpartisan coalition of more than 100 organizations, led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. It could also be that the dividing lines are so strong, that partisans on both sides are already locking in their votes leaving the Election Day voting for ...
  • India Welcomes Waiver From U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

    India Welcomes Waiver From U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

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    Working from their small offices in Stockholm, analysts at a new watchdog that monitors global oil shipments have been run ragged by Iran's efforts to skirt United States sanctions this month. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also said Iran's arch-adversary the United States had failed to reassert its domination over Iran since the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the USA -backed Shah.
  • Trump asks officials to draft possible trade deal with China

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    The two countries have been locked in an escalating trade battle, with each side imposing tariffs on billions of dollars worth of imports from each side. In May, after his last phone call with Xi, Trump agreed to ease up on sanctions imposed on Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp., saying they would cost too many Chinese jobs.
  • 'Father of Taliban' killed in stabbing attack at his Pakistan home

    'Father of Taliban' killed in stabbing attack at his Pakistan home

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    Ul-Haq was in 2014 a member of the negotiating committee from the Pakistan homegrown Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) - who brokered a ceasefire with the government, although the talks later failed. Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly condemned the martyrdom of Maulana Samiul Haq. JUI-S's Peshawar president also confirmed Haq's death following an assassination attempt in Rawalpindi.
  • At least 7 killed as bus carrying Christians attacked in Egypt

    At least 7 killed as bus carrying Christians attacked in Egypt

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    A young boy grieves next to the coffins of his parents who were killed during a bus attack, during their funeral service at Ava Samuel desert monastery in Minya, Egypt , May 26, 2017. A similar attack occurred in 2017, when masked gunmen opened fire on a bus convoy carrying Copts to the same monastery, killing 28 people and injuring 22.
  • Protests in Pakistan delay release of woman acquitted of blasphemy

    Protests in Pakistan delay release of woman acquitted of blasphemy

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    A Christian woman who was acquitted by the Supreme Court after spending eight years on death row for insulting Islam is still being held in an undisclosed location. " All my mother had done was take a drink of water because she was thirsty", said her daughter Eisham, now 18. Blasphemy carries an automatic death sentence in Pakistan, but the government has never actually executed anyone for the offense.
  • Joint Turkey-US patrols begin in Syria's Manbij: state media

    Joint Turkey-US patrols begin in Syria's Manbij: state media

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    Since June 18, the Turkish Armed Forces have carried out 68 individual patrols in Manbij. Operation Euphrates Shield , which began in August 2016 and ended in March 2017, aimed to eliminate the terrorist threat along the border in the northern Syrian regions of Jarabulus, Al-Rai, Al-Bab, and Azaz with the use of the Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish artillery and air cover.
  • Hillary seems torn about another White House run

    Hillary seems torn about another White House run

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    Clinton failed to beat current President Donald Trump even though she had the full backing of the DNC, along with the party machinery, and was following on the coattails of a relatively popular Democratic president. Further, many Democrats who disapprove of Trump blame Clinton for his election. "That doesn't mean people don't think the world of her". The joke was met with both gasps and laughter from the audience, with Clinton herself apparently much amused by her racially-tinged ...
  • Fist fight between bus driver and passenger caused deadly crash in Chongqing

    Fist fight between bus driver and passenger caused deadly crash in Chongqing

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    A passenger is seen hitting the driver, who hits back, then loses control of the bus, which begins shaking violently, apparently upon impact with something. Rescue teams said that at least 13 people died, while two remaining passengers are still unaccounted for following the accident. The bus was retrieved from the river on Wednesday, and investigators were able to obtain the footage from the vehicle's surveillance system.
  • Pompeo says United States to exempt eight countries from new Iran oil sanctions

    Pompeo says United States to exempt eight countries from new Iran oil sanctions

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    The US plans to re-impose oil-related sanctions on Iran on November 4 to choke the Islamic Republic's biggest source of income and pressure it to renegotiate a new nuclear deal. Bolton insisted, however, that even if some exceptions were granted, Iran is already feeling pain from the US sanctions, particularly with the collapse of its currency, the rial, this year.