• United States seeking new trade talks with China
United States seeking new trade talks with China

Watch Alibaba , iQiyi , JD.com , Baidu.com , Pinduoduo , Nio trade in real-time here. The Trump administration had invited Chinese officials to restart trade talks, the White House's top economic adviser said on Wednesday, news that gave a lift to Asian stocks, including Chinese shares and the yuan currency.

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  • Mother and infant are first Hurricane Florence fatalities
Mother and infant are first Hurricane Florence fatalities

Florence was expected to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina , at midday, and forecasters said its size meant it could batter the U.S. East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day. In New Bern, the picturesque riverfront town and birth place of Pepsi, where the Neuse and Trent rivers meet, incoming Mayor Sabrina Bengel said...

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  • Trump ex-campaign head Manafort changes mind, cooperates in Russian Federation probe
Trump ex-campaign head Manafort changes mind, cooperates in Russian Federation probe

As part of routine plea hearing questions, she asked Manafort, "Has anybody made any promises to you?" Those crimes center on his failure to register as a foreign agent, money laundering, and hiding Ukrainian payments that reached $60 million.

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  • South Africa’s murder rate up nearly 7 percent, police say
South Africa’s murder rate up nearly 7 percent, police say

A total of 20,336 people were killed in the 12 months to March this year, up from 19,016 the previous year. Nyangna in Western Cape took the top spot. In Gauteng, Jeppe police station leads with 125 murders followed by Ivory Park with 108. Cele further said: "The crime stats are nothing to write home about".

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  • Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum agree: Trumps Puerto Rico claim was wrong
Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum agree: Trumps Puerto Rico claim was wrong

Researchers at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University determined about 3,000 people died. "If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list". Its inhabitants are USA citizens, though they are barred from voting in presidential elections and have only one congressional representativ...

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  • Jaitley 'lying', Cong leader saw Mallya 'talking discreetly' to FM: Rahul Gandhi
Jaitley 'lying', Cong leader saw Mallya 'talking discreetly' to FM: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed Arun Jaitley over Vijay Mallya's alleged claims that he met the Finance Minister with a settlement offer before leaving the country. Hours later, he however backtracked and said that there was no formal meeting. In a swipe at the government's "sabka saath, sabka vikas" slogan, Congress spokesp...

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  • Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines
Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines

Typhoon "Ompong" was seen 725 km east of Virac, Catanduanes on Thursday at 10 a.m with maximum sustained winds of 205 kph and gusts of 255 kph. Mangkhut is expected to make landfall Saturday morning of 15 September. Poor communities reliant on fishing are some of the most vulnerable to fierce typhoon winds and the storm surge that pounds the co...

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  • Fresh Protests Over Russia Pension Reforms .
Fresh Protests Over Russia Pension Reforms .

The move has seen Putin's approval rating drop by 15% and "unlike protests against corruption organised by Navalny, which have rallied mostly young people, the pension protests have brought older Russians, often seen as Mr Putin's base, into the streets", says the New York Times .

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  • Indian nuns demand arrest of bishop accused of rape
Indian nuns demand arrest of bishop accused of rape

The nun, who admitted to be under vast pressure in her battle against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, said that she was pained by the derogatory comments raised against her by sitting legislator PC George and will not meet the media. Copies of the letter were sent to 21 others, including the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) President Cardinal ...

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  • Donald Trump's autumn visit to Ireland postponed because of 'scheduling reasons'
Donald Trump's autumn visit to Ireland postponed because of 'scheduling reasons'

The President's trip, planned for November 12th after Armistice Day commemorations in France, will not now happen. News of the cancellation was first reported by an Irish national newspaper, The Irish Independent . presidential election, in the summer of 2016, but later shelved the plan. Speaking on The Marty Squad on RTE Radio One on 2 Se...

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  • Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, Daughter In Lahore For Kulsoom Nawaz's Funeral
Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, Daughter In Lahore For Kulsoom Nawaz's Funeral

PML-N Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb told the Associated Press that arrangements were being made to bring her remains back to Pakistan for burial. Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif , his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar would be released on parole for a day to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoo...

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  • Something really wrong inside this White House
Something really wrong inside this White House

Business Insider reported Monday that Woodward's book on the Trump White House , which comes out Tuesday, contains a passage about the fallout from Trump's press conference in which he declared "both sides" were to blame for the violence that left one counter-protester dead.

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  • Wildfire closes key California highway through the weekend
Wildfire closes key California highway through the weekend

Google Maps continues to update the California fire map with information about fires to which the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ( CAL FIRE ) is responding, along with information about evacuations and road closures.

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  • Florence becomes a hurricane; 2 other storms gain strength
Florence becomes a hurricane; 2 other storms gain strength

Landfall is expected in the Carolinas later this week, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). Tropical storm-force winds could start hitting the Cape Fear region and Fayetteville overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning. As of Sunday, the National Weather Service expected anywhere from 2 inches of rain in the western half of the state ...

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  • North Korea turns 70: Celebrations then and now
North Korea turns 70: Celebrations then and now

The games are a grand spectacle that features almost 20,000 people flipping placards in unison to create huge mosaics as thousands more perform gymnastics or dance in formation on the competition area of Pyongyang's 150,000-seat May Day Stadium.

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  • Twin two-year-old girls among five found dead in Perth home
Twin two-year-old girls among five found dead in Perth home

Officers were called to the scene at Coode Street where they "discovered the deceased bodies of several people including children", police said in a statement. "It's horrid to think that in such a lovely area, that's calm and so quiet, that something so tragic has taken place", she said. "They were a ideal family.

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  • The plaid shirt guy from the Trump rally reveals his identity
The plaid shirt guy from the Trump rally reveals his identity

The weird incident happened as the United States president addressed a campaign rally crowd in Montana. Trump says "we have to get it over with" and he's suggesting that the investigation into Russian election interference "should have been over with a long time ago".

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  • UK Professor Mifsud who linked Trump campaign with Russian Federation dead
UK Professor Mifsud who linked Trump campaign with Russian Federation dead

Lawyers for Mr. Papadopoulos dispute some of the government's characterizations, and they asked the judge to sentence him to probation. The only other defendant in the Russian Federation probe who has been sentenced is Dutch attorney Alexander Van der Zwaan.

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  • Dallas police officer who SHOT DEAD man after entering wrong apartment ARRESTED
Dallas police officer who SHOT DEAD man after entering wrong apartment ARRESTED

She said she then heard what sounded like "running steps" and a female voice calling the police. "We are continuing to pray for Mr. Jean's family", the police chief has said. Interested in Police Shootings? "A$3 t my request, we are in the process of obtaining a warrant based on the circumstances we have now", Chief Hall said yesterday .

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  • First Major Hurricane Of Season May Take Aim On Area
First Major Hurricane Of Season May Take Aim On Area

Anyone along the east coast from Georgia, to SC, needs to "keep tabs" on Florence . Many of us are not prepared for what it would be like if a hurricane made landfall here. Off the coast of Africa, two waves continued to become better organized and could potentially become Helene and Isaac, the season's eight and ninth named storms.

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  • India Decriminalizes Homosexuality; Strikes Down Colonial-Era Law
India Decriminalizes Homosexuality; Strikes Down Colonial-Era Law

The Supreme Court of India scrapped parts of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and India's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) breathed a huge sigh of relief. "Such a view is constitutionally impermissible", stated CJI Misra, who wrote the judgment for himself and Justice Khanwilkar. Celebrations broke out all around the ...

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  • Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Jailed
Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Jailed

Papadopoulos, who was initially interrogated on January 27, 2017 by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents regarding his work for the Trump campaign, was arrested at Washington-Dulles International Airport on July 27, 2017 and arraigned the following day.

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  • India, US to hold large military exercises in 2019
India, US to hold large military exercises in 2019

Sources said the United States attaches great importance to India's engagement in the Indo-Pacific region and the issue figures prominently in the talks. Beyond the S400 system, it would be unrealistic to expect that the U.S. will continue to look away India's defence purchases from other countries, especially from countries hostile to the US.

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  • Quake hits northern Japan near major city
Quake hits northern Japan near major city

Utility officials are starting up hydroelectric plants to help restart the main thermal plant, Seko said, adding that he to get power back "within a few hours". After the initial quake, an aftershock measuring 5.3 rocked the area moments later and dozens more aftershocks followed throughout the night and into the morning.

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  • Three People Missing After Colorado River Boat Collision
Three People Missing After Colorado River Boat Collision

He was transported to an area hospital by ground ambulance before being flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center , officials said . Sonar of the submerged boat did not appear to show either of the missing persons on board, he said. "These efforts will continue until all of those missing and unaccounted for have been located". The cause of t...

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  • Syria: Donald Trump says slaughter in Idlib would make USA 'very angry'
Syria: Donald Trump says slaughter in Idlib would make USA 'very angry'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump denies calling Sessions "mentally retarded, ' "dumb Southerner" Pressley blasts Trump as 'racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt " Capuano falls to Democratic challenger Pressley in Mass. "And the United States is going to get very angry, too". More than 3 million people live in the province, almost a t...

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  • Newshour, Brazil museum deputy director: 'It's irreplaceable'
Newshour, Brazil museum deputy director: 'It's irreplaceable'

Though some 20 fire brigades dashed to the scene after the blaze erupted around 2230 GMT, they had yet to smother the inferno that was tearing through hundreds of rooms. " Culture is grieving . The country is grieving". The museum's vice-director Luiz Duarte told the Globo TV network that it had suffered from years of neglect under numerous gov...

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  • One dead, 19 injured after Kolkata bridge collapses
One dead, 19 injured after Kolkata bridge collapses

Circular Railway services were also affected after the bridge collapse, an Eastern Railway spokesperson said. Personnel of the Central Armed Police Force were also called in for assistance in the rescue operation. Some of them said the bridge has collapsed. "Rest of the investigation will be done later", said Banerjee, who is in Darjeeling. "...

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  • Brazil's top electoral court bars Lula da Silva from running for presidency
Brazil's top electoral court bars Lula da Silva from running for presidency

Former US president Barack Obama once called him the " most popular politician on earth ". A month before Brazilians go to the polls to vote in a presidential election, Brazil's top electoral court has ruled a popular former president jailed for corruption conviction, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva , can not run.

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  • Trump in renewed attack on Jeff Sessions over charges for Republican congressmen
Trump in renewed attack on Jeff Sessions over charges for Republican congressmen

House of Representatives. Donald Trump on Sunday mounted another extraordinary attack on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions , blaming him for charges against two congressmen he said jeopardised Republican chances in the forthcoming midterm elections.

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  • Japan braces for strike from powerful typhoon
Japan braces for strike from powerful typhoon

The threat of more floods and landslides comes soon after parts of Japan were hit by torrential rains that killed more than 200 people in July. More than 700 flights were canceled, along with scores of ferries and trains, NHK said . Jebi is the fourth typhoon to make landfall in Japan this season. He instructed his cabinet to "take all mea...

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  • Malaysia: Two women caned and fined for attempting to have sex
Malaysia: Two women caned and fined for attempting to have sex

But in an example of how divided activists and some government officials are, Terengganu Bar Council Chairman Sallehudin Harun said he was impressed with the caning and said it puts the shariah court in a "positive light". "I have consistently repeated in Parliament that we do not support the promotion of LGBT culture in Malaysia", he said at the...

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  • Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against Idlib 'tragedy'
Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against Idlib 'tragedy'

Shortly before Trump's tweet , Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted that Russia, Turkey and Iran are working to separate armed opposition and terrorists in the area so that any potential military operations spares civilian lives. However, the strongest set of fighters is led by an al Qaeda-linked group, which controls most of an area that is h...

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  • Del Mar race course shooting - jockey flung from horse during chaos
Del Mar race course shooting - jockey flung from horse during chaos

Witnesses said the man had fired three shots and that sheriff's deputies had tried to stop him with a Taser before opening fire, CNN affiliate CBS 8 reported . It has been reported by several local news outlets that a sheriff's deputy was shot but no civilians were injured in the incident. The suspect was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital...

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  • Billionaire internet entrepreneur arrested for sexual misconduct
Billionaire internet entrepreneur arrested for sexual misconduct

A sheriff's jail roster record from Minnesota's Hennepin County showed a man surnamed Liu with the given name of Qiangdong, the Chinese name for Richard Liu, was detained on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct on August 31 at 11:32 p.m. Bloomberg estimates his net worth to be about $7.3 billion. JD.com is one of China's tech heavyweights, compet...

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  • Leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic killed in E. Ukraine blast
Leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic killed in E. Ukraine blast

The improvised explosive device was planted inside the café, near the entrance. He and several others, including his press secretary and armed guards, were ambushed while travelling in a rebel-controlled area. The 36-year-old headed the Somali battalion but also became a media personality after featuring in a series of YouTube videos together wit...

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  • ‘A sad day for Myanmar’ as judge jails journalists for seven years
‘A sad day for Myanmar’ as judge jails journalists for seven years

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on the outskirts of Yangon on December 12 after two police sources handed them allegedly classified documents that included the disposition of security forces in northern Rakhine State. "I believe in justice and democracy", Wa Lone said after the verdict. The case has drawn worldwide attention as an example...

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  • U.S. cuts Pakistan aid over lack of 'decisive actions' against terror groups
U.S. cuts Pakistan aid over lack of 'decisive actions' against terror groups

While Islamabad has not offered any reaction to the USA announcement, government officials have privately criticized it and insisted the money was not aid, but "reimbursements for expenses incurred" by Pakistan to conduct operations in support of US -led "war on terrorism" in Afghanistan.

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  • China's Belt and Road project runs into debt jam
China's Belt and Road project runs into debt jam

While Beijing-backed investment has provided African governments much-needed infrastructure without the West's political and fiscal demands, it has also generated complaints about China's preference for loans and reluctance to use local labour.

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  • Who is Bruce Ohr, whose name keeps appearing in Trump’s tweets?
Who is Bruce Ohr, whose name keeps appearing in Trump’s tweets?

Ohr's relationship with his wife and his interactions with Steele tie him loosely to the Russian Federation investigation. Steele and Ohr, at the time of the 2016 presidential election a senior official in the deputy attorney general's office, had first met a decade earlier and developed a rapport over a shared interest in worldwide organized cri...

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