• Puerto Rico hurricane toll 'a miracle' at 2975
Puerto Rico hurricane toll 'a miracle' at 2975

Puerto Rican native and Southern Baptist pastor Felix Cabrera also told BP the higher number is no surprise. GWU looked at deaths that occurred between Maria's landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, and deaths deemed in excess of Puerto Rico's normal mortality rate through February 2018.

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  • Arrests of activists a ‘declaration of emergency’: Rights groups
Arrests of activists a ‘declaration of emergency’: Rights groups

If evidence is not convincing then this kind of action goes directly against the supremacy of rule under constitutional democracy which allows the right to free speech and dissent", Verma said. Lawmaker and junior home minister Kiren Rijiju responded with a tweet referring to former Congress prime minister Manmohan Singh's comment in 2009 tha...

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  • Far-right Dutch MP cancels Muhammad cartoon competition
Far-right Dutch MP cancels Muhammad cartoon competition

Mr Wilders, the firebrand leader of the Party for Freedom, has lived under round the clock protection for years because of his anti-Islam rhetoric. Plans by Wilders, an avowed anti-Islamist, to hold a cartoon competition at his PVV party's offices in parliament have stirred anger beyond the Netherlands .

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  • Homeless veteran suing couple who raised $400,000 for him
Homeless veteran suing couple who raised $400,000 for him

When McClure ran out of gas, Bobbitt, who is homeless, gave his last $20 to buy gas for her. McClure started a GoFundMe.com campaign for Bobbitt. First, she repaid him for the gas, then brought him a jacket, some gloves, a hat, warm socks, and a few dollars each time she stopped by.

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  • Frank Field quits Labour whip over anti-semitism row
Frank Field quits Labour whip over anti-semitism row

Powell's speech criticized mass immigration, and said Race Relations Bill at the time , which eventually became law , would enable discrimination against the native population. The Brexit supporter also condemned the "sheer thuggery" and "blatant bullying" in his Birkenhead Constituency Labour Party, where he alleges that his reporting of rac...

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  • Trump unblocks more Twitter users after US court ruling
Trump unblocks more Twitter users after US court ruling

If the President of the United States blocks you on Twitter , that means he's violating your First Amendment rights. The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, which filed the suit resulting in the ruling, sent a letter this month to the Justice Department listing 41 accounts that were covered by the ruling but which remai...

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  • Sessions will remain in job until at least midterms
Sessions will remain in job until at least midterms

Trump also has ridiculed Sessions, a former Republican senator and an early supporter of his presidential candidacy, as "weak" for failing to aggressively pursue Republican allegations of anti-Trump bias in the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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  • Syrian FM threatens all-out assault on Idlib
Syrian FM threatens all-out assault on Idlib

The bridges over the Orontes River linked areas of neighboring Hama province under government control to rebel-held territory in Idlib, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The drills were announced after North Atlantic Treaty Organisation reported a Russian naval buildup in the Mediterranean. Armoured vehicles carrying c...

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  • Martha McSally wins GOP nomination for Arizona's US Senate seat
Martha McSally wins GOP nomination for Arizona's US Senate seat

Gillum faces Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis , who also won by turning out his Trump-supporting base to defeat the once-favorite Adam Putnam. One thing is certain: The Gillum-DeSantis race will be bitter, hard fought, and expensive - costing millions of dollars.

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  • U.S. Justice Department backs discrimination suit against Harvard
U.S. Justice Department backs discrimination suit against Harvard

The DOJ, in its Thursday statement, concurred with the students that "Harvard has failed to show that it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian Americans". "Harvard is actually very proud of the fact that it uses race" to achieve diversity, the official said. "Citing a 2013 analysis by Harvard's Office of Institutional Research, the SFFA ...

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  • Hospital expecting more patients from New Mexico bus crash
Hospital expecting more patients from New Mexico bus crash

A Greyhound official said the bus was traveling from Albuquerque to Phoenix, with 47 passengers on board, when it crashed. "It just stays in your mind", he said. Rescuers and witnesses used ladders to get passengers out of broken windows. Eric Huff was heading to the Grand Canyon with his girlfriend when they came across the crash.

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  • Judge dismisses all charges against 3 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound suspects
Judge dismisses all charges against 3 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound suspects

Judge Emilio Chavez ruled Wednesday that he had no discretion to keep the three defendants in custody since prosecutors missed a 10-day limit for an evidentiary hearing to establish probable cause for the neglect charges. The two judges received a storm of criticism on social media after they dismissed the abuse charges. Taos County District Cour...

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  • Australia blocks visit by U.S. leaker Chelsea Manning
Australia blocks visit by U.S. leaker Chelsea Manning

Similar moves are underway to ban her from New Zealand. Director of Think Inc . S501 pertains to the refusal of a visa on " character grounds ", and includes provisions for things like if applicant holds a " substantial " criminal record; if they are considered (with or without a conviction) to have been involved in war crimes or "a crime that...

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  • German government offers police help after violent far-right protest
German government offers police help after violent far-right protest

The protest late Monday, sparked by the killing of a 35-year-old German man in an altercation with migrants over the weekend, erupted into clashes between neo-Nazis and left-wing counter-protesters. Many far-right supporters in Chemnitz joined a small but growing party called "Third Way" after a Nazi-inspired group was banned about four years ago.

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  • Reno woman missing in Texas; family fears for her
Reno woman missing in Texas; family fears for her

He said officers had found her 49-year-old boyfriend dead on Wednesday morning at a house in an area 46 miles north of Houston. Now safe and with her family, the barefooted woman reportedly rang the doorbells of at least five houses in one Texan neighbourhood in the early hours of 24 August.

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  • Trump, Trudeau Upbeat About Prospects for NAFTA Deal by Friday
Trump, Trudeau Upbeat About Prospects for NAFTA Deal by Friday

For now, Canadian negotiators are primarily focused on bilateral talks with the Americans. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in high-stakes meetings with her USA counterpart this morning in Washington as part of an accelerated search for areas of compromise to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement .

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  • Dissent is the safety valve of democracy, says SC
Dissent is the safety valve of democracy, says SC

Nearly eight months after the caste riots broke out in Bhima Koregaon , 40 kilometres from Pune, the probe has taken two routes - one indicating involvement of Maoists and another about the role of members associated with rightwing Hindutva outfits.

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  • Mattis says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsula
Mattis says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsula

He said perhaps there could be simultaneous gestures, such as a USA political statement on the end of the Korean War in exchange for North Korea declaration of denuclearization, accompanied or followed by an inventory or some meaningful list of nuclear facilities or sites.

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  • We fired two missiles at Saudi Arabia, say Yemen's Houthis
We fired two missiles at Saudi Arabia, say Yemen's Houthis

A Houthi representative also said the issue had been sent to the rebels' legal office for review, but declined further comment. His team refused to indicate how many or which people or groups were on the list - whether on the government or rebel sides.

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  • Iran, Syria sign defense, reconstruction deal
Iran, Syria sign defense, reconstruction deal

Earlier, the Turkish daily Yeni Safak reported about Washington's plans to place missile shield elements in northern districts of Syria. Russian Federation has also accused the USA of building up its naval forces in the Mediterranean in preparation for retaliatory strikes, a charge the Pentagon has denied.

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