• Highway overpass collapses in Kolkata, injured being treated
Highway overpass collapses in Kolkata, injured being treated

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said one person was killed, 19 people were injured and at least six were feared to be trapped under the debris. "The electricity was cut after the collapse. Cranes have been deployed and gas cutters are being used for the rescue operation. #07:30 PM: Central Armed Police Force reach the spot where part of Majerh...

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  • Japan braces for strike from powerful Typhoon Jebi
Japan braces for strike from powerful Typhoon Jebi

A powerful typhoon is headed toward Japan's southern Pacific coast and is likely to rip through western Japan on Tuesday, with the national weather agency warning it may be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in 25 years. Kyoto-based Kyocera and Murata Manufacturing said they will close some of their facilities in the prefecture northeast of Osa...

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  • Family kayak deaths illustrate dangers of Lake Superior
Family kayak deaths illustrate dangers of Lake Superior

She was rescued by a search and rescue vessel, Ashland authorities explained to WDIO . Authorities say three children and their father died when their kayak capsized near the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Strong thunderstorms hampered search efforts, but the third child was found dead in the water around 10 a.m. Friday morning. The bodies ...

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  • Body of 1 person found after boats crash on Colorado River
Body of 1 person found after boats crash on Colorado River

Immediately after the collision, people on passing boats helped pull victims from the river water. Mortensen says Lewis was a California resident, but her hometown hasn't been determined. Divers were sent into the river's waters, which can range from shallow to 30 feet deep. The Mohave County and San Bernardino County sheriff's departments are ...

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  • LGBT rights: Malaysia women caned for attempting to have lesbian sex
LGBT rights: Malaysia women caned for attempting to have lesbian sex

Unlike caning under civil laws, the punishment under Islamic law isn't painful or harsh and was meant to educate the women, said Sinwan. "It's a regression of human rights in Malaysia". The pair, whose identities have not been revealed, pleaded guilty last month to breaking Islamic laws and were sentenced to six strokes of the cane each and a fin...

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  • Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general
Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general

He added: "Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time ". Both were indicted on separate charges last month: Duncan Hunter of California on charges that included spending campaign funds for personal expenses, and Chris Collins of NY on insider trading .

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  • Trump administration withholds 100K Kavanaugh pages
Trump administration withholds 100K Kavanaugh pages

Bush White House. The White House's decision was disclosed in a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday ahead of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings next week. "You have a nominee who has one of the most expansive views of presidential power that we've seen in history", she said. What are they trying so desperately to hide?' Repu...

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  • Texas woman, with baby, leads police on high-speed chase
Texas woman, with baby, leads police on high-speed chase

She is seen running through traffic before troopers say she tried to carjack a woman who also had a child in the auto. The mum led police on a 100mph auto chase before she crashed her vehicle. Authorities eventually get the driver, the infant in the carrier and the child in the back seat of the vehicle Rodriguez allegedly tried to steal to safety...

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  • Philippine President Duterte blames `beautiful women` for cases of rape
Philippine President Duterte blames `beautiful women` for cases of rape

Davao City posted the highest number of rape cases with 42 during the period. "As long as there are many attractive women, there will be more rape cases". "'Don't, no, ahhh.' Nobody agrees to do it on the first try", he was quoted as saying by a Phillippines-based news outlet called Rappler. "I don't think we should give too much weight on what t...

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  • Trump threatens to end NAFTA
Trump threatens to end NAFTA

It remains to be seen if the notice Lighthizer sends to Congress only mentions the deal with Mexico, or includes recent progress in talks with Canada. The deal also included stronger labour standards, requiring that 40 to 45 per cent of auto parts in cars sold in the U.S.be made by workers earning at least US$16 per hour.

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  • Russia-Turkey-Iran summit set for September 7 in Tehran
Russia-Turkey-Iran summit set for September 7 in Tehran

Ties between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members Washington and Ankara hit a new low last month as US President Donald Trump announced steep new tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium in response to the detention of an American pastor in Turkey.

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  • Leader Of Myanmar May Have Been Involved In The Rohingya Genocide
Leader Of Myanmar May Have Been Involved In The Rohingya Genocide

The main disappointment is in the mystifying silence of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi , the de facto leader of the country, over the crimes committed and the fact she made no attempt to stop them. The report found that these grave crimes prompted the exodus of 700,000 Rohingyas past year. The social media giant accused the milita...

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  • Amber Alert issued for boys, father after Phoenix killings
Amber Alert issued for boys, father after Phoenix killings

Authorities in Arizona are searching for a man who they say killed the mother of his two little boys and another man before abducting them on Saturday. It's not known from which state in Mexico the license plate was issued. He has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information is urged to contact contact the Phoenix Police Department at 6...

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  • Canada-U.S. trade talks break down without a deal
Canada-U.S. trade talks break down without a deal

At the end of the day, it will be up to Congress to decide whether we can proceed with a bilateral deal as opposed to a trilateral". In a press conference Friday afternoon, Freeland said Canada and the USA were working hard to reach a compromise and that the two countries "now understand each other's position very well".

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  • Furious Brown hits out at Corbyn for failing on anti-Semitism
Furious Brown hits out at Corbyn for failing on anti-Semitism

In a speech on Sunday, the former prime minister warned the very "soul" of the party he once led was now at stake. Jeremy Corbyn , the leader of Britain's Labour Party, visits the Alexander Dennis Bus Factory in Falkirk, Scotland, Britain August 20, 2018.

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  • China hosts African leaders as foreign aid criticism intensifies
China hosts African leaders as foreign aid criticism intensifies

The Nigerian President is scheduled to join President Jinping and other African leaders for the opening and roundtable sessions of the 2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit under the theme: "Towards an even Stronger China-Africa Community with a Shared Future".

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  • Tortured Uganda MP Bobi Wine arrives in U.S. on wheelchair for treatment
Tortured Uganda MP Bobi Wine arrives in U.S. on wheelchair for treatment

Robert Amsterdam, Kyagulanyi's global lawyer, told Reuters news agency that the politician was headed to the eastern United States city of Boston and was also expected to travel to Washington, DC, during his stay. They also said that another opposition MP, Francis Zaake, who was also trying to go overseas for treatment, had been "trying to flee t...

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  • Myanmar judge jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case
Myanmar judge jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case

The verdict had been delayed once because of the judge's ill health. Prosecutors accused the men of obtaining secret state documents, in breach of the Official Secrets Act. British ambassador Dan Chugg, speaking on behalf of European Union members, said the verdict had "dealt a hammer blow for the rule of law". The protesters demanded the immed...

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  • Deputy shoots gunman at Del Mar Racetrack before Ice Cube concert
Deputy shoots gunman at Del Mar Racetrack before Ice Cube concert

The incident at Del Mar Fairgrounds occurred at approximately 7pm (local time), just before the commencement of an Ice Cube concert following the raceday. Del Mar had invited fans who couldn't get in to the sold-out show to watch the concert on TVs throughout the track, including in the paddock area. Seconds after the horses in Del Mar's 10th a...

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  • Fire tears through Rio's 200-year-old National Museum
Fire tears through Rio's 200-year-old National Museum

Firefighters have been on the scene for hours trying to extinguish the flames before they reach an area of the museum that contains flammable chemicals. "We never got anything from the federal government", said the official, Luiz Duarte. Connected to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro , the museum has expositions that include anthropology,...

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