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A Russian dissident journalist who was reported murdered in Kiev dramatically reappeared alive and well on Wednesday in the middle of a briefing about the killing by the Ukrainian state security service. He spoke about leaving the country a year ago because of repeated threats against himself and his family. After this, one can expect a number of further attempts on Babchenko's life, as well as on the Ukrainian officials that pulled off this operation.
  • Teacher schools President Trump on grammar

    Teacher schools President Trump on grammar

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    The letter, signed by President Donald Trump , would barely have received a passing grade if a high schooler had written it, Yvonne Mason , who retired last year after a 17-year teaching career in SC, told The Greenville News last week.
  • Residents riding out Hawaii lava told to escape torrents

    Residents riding out Hawaii lava told to escape torrents

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    But lava has never engulfed a geothermal plant anywhere in the world and the potential threat is untested, according to the head of the state's emergency management agency. Lava from a fissure erupts on a residence in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii's Big Island, May 26, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava continues to devastate the community more than three weeks after the crisis began.
  • Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

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    Hurricane Maria crashed into the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, and eight months later the death toll from the devastating storm is still a matter of serious dispute. And not a moment too soon, said Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city of San Juan. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees disaster recovery, has said it encountered unique logistical challenges on the island after the storm that make comparisons between the ...
  • Mueller's Team Is 'Meddling' in Midterm Elections

    Mueller's Team Is 'Meddling' in Midterm Elections

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    President Donald Trump started the work week by once again rage tweeting about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation - a probe that has already led to more than a dozen people being indicted on a multitude of charges.
  • EU Proposes Ban on Plastic Cutlery, Straws, Cotton Swabs

    EU Proposes Ban on Plastic Cutlery, Straws, Cotton Swabs

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    The popular, but unsafe, plastic items include straws, cutlery, plates, cotton buds, drink stirrers, and sticks for balloons. The draft rules would ban the 10 single-use plastic products that make up 70 percent of all marine litter, according to a news release .
  • Devastating flood hits Ellicott City, one missing

    Devastating flood hits Ellicott City, one missing

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    The National Weather Service reported that Ellicott City saw 200 millimetres of rain fall over a six-hour period, but most of it fell in an intense, three-hour burst. Hundreds of emergency workers scrambled to stabilize power lines, shut down roads and highways and evacuate people trapped in their homes, cars and commercial buildings.
  • U.S. announces 25 per cent new tariffs on Chinese tech goods

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    And the investment and export control actions will be officially promulgated on June 30. The White House wrote in its statement on Tuesday that the United States "will continue efforts to protect domestic technology and intellectual property, stop noneconomic transfers of industrially significant technology and intellectual property to China, and enhance access to the Chinese market".
  • High-Ranking North Korean Official Is Traveling To New York

    High-Ranking North Korean Official Is Traveling To New York

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    General Kim Yong-chol, 72, has emerged as a key player in North Korean diplomacy in the first half of 2018. Trump appeared to take credit for the recent developments, callingKim Yong Chol's visit, "a solid response to my letter". Cheong Wa Dae earlier said the Seoul government was already studying the possibility of a three-way summit following a successful U.S. "But, as the president has said", she added, "if it doesn't happen June 12 it could happen thereafter".
  • Hero 'Spiderman' Granted French Citizenship After Amazing Child Rescue

    Hero 'Spiderman' Granted French Citizenship After Amazing Child Rescue

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    A real-life "spiderman" who climbed four storeys of an apartment building in Paris to save a child who was dangling from a balcony will be made an honorary French citizen, reports say. Elysee Palace announced Gassama , who has been in the country for a few months, will receive French citizenship to thank him for his heroics. "I didn't think of anything, I ran across the road directly to save him", he told The Guardian .
  • European markets are on edge as Italy's government unravels

    European markets are on edge as Italy's government unravels

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    In his brief remarks, Cottarelli made plain he knew any government of fellow technocrats he assembles might not be approved by Parliament . 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio called on parliament to impeach the mild-mannered Mattarella, while League chief Matteo Salvini threatened mass protests unless snap elections were called.
  • Catastrophic Flooding Hits Ellicott City, Maryland

    Catastrophic Flooding Hits Ellicott City, Maryland

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    News outlets showed local photos and video of the turbulent floodwaters cascading down Main Street in Ellicott City, some 13 miles (20km) west of Baltimore . The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services urged residents to evacuate downtown or move to higher ground while rescue teams fanned out through the area.