• Donald Trump: Hush money 'came from me'
Donald Trump: Hush money 'came from me'

But what compelled him to take a plea deal and potentially flip on Trump? Trump critics have argued the case being made by the President that the payments to Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal were personal do not hold up given the timing - only weeks before the election.

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  • Accused Russian in U.S. faces 'borderline torture' - Moscow
Accused Russian in U.S. faces 'borderline torture' - Moscow

Butina's attorney, Robert Driscoll, told the Russian state-run TASS news agency that he had not been notified of the transfer prior to the move and that he was not given any reason for the action. "As a matter of policy, we do not disclose information related to individual prisoners to protect their privacy, safety and security". The jail in Alexan...

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  • Iran says it is seeking solution to sell oil and transfer revenues
Iran says it is seeking solution to sell oil and transfer revenues

Zarif said European governments had put forward proposals to maintain oil and banking ties with Iran after the second phase of U.S. sanctions return in November. The group will be led by Brian Hook, who is now the State Department's director of policy planning. However, global news editor at Iran's Rasalat newspaper paper, said both the Repub...

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  • More than 2 million Muslims begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage
More than 2 million Muslims begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage

Today, the pilgrims will move to Arafat , where they will listen sermon to be delivered at Namira Mosque. The worst in recorded history took place only three years ago. Around sunset, pilgrims head to an area called Muzdalifa, 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) west of Arafat . Muslims traditionally slaughter sheep for the three-day Eid al-Azha, a tr...

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  • Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again
Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again

He believed North Korea had taken "specific steps" toward denuclearization, despite widespread doubts about Kim's willingness to abandon his arsenal. The Washington-based think tank 38 North reported last month that satellite images indicated North Korea had begun dismantling key facilities at a site used to develop engines for ballistic missiles...

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  • Former SS camp guard Jakiv Palij deported to Germany from US
Former SS camp guard Jakiv Palij deported to Germany from US

After the war, Palij maintained friendships with other Nazi guards who the government says came to the USA under similar false pretenses. Palij, who is 95, was believed to be the last-known Nazi collaborator living in the United States.

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  • U.S. deports accused former Nazi guard to Germany
U.S. deports accused former Nazi guard to Germany

The press release further states that "Palij admitted to officials at the Department of Justice that he trained in 1943 at the Nazi SS Training Camp in Trawniki, in German-occupied Poland". He also argued that he had been forced into becoming a camp guard. " President Trump commends his Administration's comprehensive actions, especially ICE's ...

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  • New video shows Florida deputy saving child from hot auto
New video shows Florida deputy saving child from hot auto

By the next morning, she called 911 claiming that someone had stolen her auto with her child inside it. In the cop's rescue video he puts on his auto sirens and drives the girl to the hospital. "Sometimes we're able to have moments like this that makes it all worthwhile", he said. Three days later he got to reunite with the healthy three-year-o...

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  • El Salvador Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Taiwan
El Salvador Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Taiwan

El Salvador is the third country this year to break off diplomatic relations with Taiwan, switching recognition to China this morning in what will be viewed as a victory for Beijing in its ongoing campaign to constrict Taiwan's global space.

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  • Africans join Muslims worldwide to celebrate 2018 Eid-ul Adha
Africans join Muslims worldwide to celebrate 2018 Eid-ul Adha

In the village of Mina , near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, it marks the day, millions of pilgrims perform the symbolic stoning of the devil. The meat is distributed among friends and family. "It ought not be said that someone got injured or passed on at the end of the day and so, we are appealing for moderation and circumspection in the celebrat...

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  • Taliban rejects Afghan ceasefire
Taliban rejects Afghan ceasefire

The battle for the city killed at least 100 security forces and 35 civilians, according to Afghan officials. "Police have cordoned off the area", he said. The bus passengers were later rescued unharmed by Afghan security forces. The sound of a blast could be heard in the background as his speech was aired live on Facebook .

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  • China may be training pilots to target US: Pentagon
China may be training pilots to target US: Pentagon

The Chinese military has "rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating" in the Pacific region and "developing strike capabilities to engage targets as far away from China as possible", the report says . China has reclaimed 3,200 of acres of land in the Spratly Island chain and militarized them with ports, runways and other military infrastructu...

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  • Kerala floods: A giant 'Thanks' to defence personnel
Kerala floods: A giant 'Thanks' to defence personnel

Needless to say, the volume sales have witnessed a drastic slump because of the historic floods just in time for the biggest festival of the year, Onam. "The flood has bonded the people like never before, sharing whatever they had". At least 1,000 were feared stranded in five villages around Chengannur, one of the districts worst hit by the delug...

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  • Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of wife, 2 kids
Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of wife, 2 kids

He faces five counts of first-degree murder, one count of unlawful termination of pregnancy and two counts of tampering with a deceased human body . It came the same day prosecutors charged 33-year-old Christopher Watts with murder in the deaths of his wife and their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste .

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  • Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy
Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy

Mr Dutton's camp reportedly believed it could have received the 43 votes needed to oust Mr Turnbull, but the prime minister's backers says he still had majority partyroom support. Asked about leadership speculation, Mr Turnbull said: "I enjoy the confidence of the cabinet and of my party room". "Mr Turnbull is truly a white flag prime minister", ...

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  • Trump lashes out after newspaper campaign
Trump lashes out after newspaper campaign

Hundreds of newspaper editorial boards across the country answered a nationwide call Thursday to express disdain for President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media, while some explained their decision not to do so. Attacks on the media have been a prominent fixture of Trump's presidency, with "fake news" one of his most frequent refrains. ...

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  • Turnbull 'holds crisis meeting' amid calls for Dutton to challenge leadership
Turnbull 'holds crisis meeting' amid calls for Dutton to challenge leadership

Abbott led the Liberal-National coalition to a storming victory over Rudd's Labor in 2013. Mr Turnbull became prime minister in 2015, after ousting Tony Abbott in a leadership challenge. While Turnbull has won the day, the battle for the leadership of the party is not over. Mr Abbott said: 'It's no way to run a government, making absolute c...

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  • Malcolm Turnbull to face party room as Peter Dutton considers leadership challenge
Malcolm Turnbull to face party room as Peter Dutton considers leadership challenge

In the Liberal Party room meeting that began a short while ago, Turnbull has declared the leadership of the Liberal Party vacant. He called a spill in February 2015, but it wasn't until September that Malcolm Turnbull finally moved after Abbott had lost 32 Newspolls in a row.

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  • Knife attack on police in Barcelona 'terrorist incident'
Knife attack on police in Barcelona 'terrorist incident'

After initially announcing that all lines of inquiry would be open, the Mossos announced around midday on Monday that the incident was being treated as a " terrorist attack ". Officers searched the man's home, located a few hundred metres from the site of the attack. The attack came three days after the anniversary of the 2017 jihadist attacks in...

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  • Smog, smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Sunday
Smog, smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Sunday

The haze is better in some areas, but Environment Canada is warning of reduced visibility and air quality. The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued air quality alerts for much of Washington state. "From one corner of the province to the other, we've got major fires of note burning right now", Kevin Skrepnek of the BC Wildfire Serv...

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