• Germany to increase Palestine aid to counter United States cuts
Germany to increase Palestine aid to counter United States cuts

The Trump administration has chose to end all funding to the United Nations agency tasked with supporting Palestinian refugees and call for a large reduction in the number of Palestinians considered to be refugees, a senior administration official and a regional diplomat briefed on the decision have told CNN.

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  • US Judge: FEMA vouchers for Puerto Rican evacuees can end
US Judge: FEMA vouchers for Puerto Rican evacuees can end

Judge Timothy Hillman said he didn't believe it was the right thing to do but his hands were tied by the law. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement that the back-to-back hurricanes that hit a year ago prompted "the largest domestic disaster response mission in history".

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  • SC directs social activists to remain under house arrest till Sep 5
SC directs social activists to remain under house arrest till Sep 5

The day after the arrests, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that the five activists arrested for their alleged role in Pune's Bhima-Koregoan violence of December 2017 be kept under house arrest. The Maoists - an umbrella term in India used to describe extreme-left organizations such as the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and a scatter...

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  • Homeless man suing couple who raised $400,000 to help him
Homeless man suing couple who raised $400,000 to help him

It was a sad end to a friendship that began when Mr Bobbitt bought Ms McClure petrol and - although she didn't have money to repay him at the time - she sought him out days later to give him money, food and water. "Everything like that is hard to deal with when we did a good thing", she said. McClure said the couple used their own money for the BMW...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation official disputes Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton server hacked by China
Federal Bureau of Investigation official disputes Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton server hacked by China

An FBI official said Wednesday after the Daily Caller story and the president's tweet that the "FBI has not found any evidence the servers were compromised". The Independent reported that it was not immediately clear if Trump received the report via an intelligence briefing or through a media outlet before tweeting to his followers.

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  • DOJ official told lawmakers Russian Federation had Trump 'over a barrel'
DOJ official told lawmakers Russian Federation had Trump 'over a barrel'

American intelligence agencies have concluded that the Russian government directly interfered during the 2016 election to help Trump win. Ohr couldn't recall in his testimony who the associate was, the source said, but he knew it was not Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.

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  • Trump unblocks more critics on Twitter as ordered by court
Trump unblocks more critics on Twitter as ordered by court

On Tuesday, he unblocked 20 more people. "Score one for the First Amendment!" said Katie Fallow, a senior staff attorney for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, a free speech group that represented the plaintiffs in the case.

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  • Sessions is safe - at least until November elections, Trump says
Sessions is safe - at least until November elections, Trump says

Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election campaign. But that might not be the only reason Trump doesn't like Sessions. "The president cited 'great scholars" who whom he said argue that 'there never should have been a special counsel'.

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  • Twitter drags Trump-backed Florida candidate for racist comment
Twitter drags Trump-backed Florida candidate for racist comment

Gillum has 84 percent of the vote of black voters and 61 percent of Hisapanic voters, while DeSantis hs 54 percent of the white voters. I watched those Democrat debates, and none of that is my cup of tea, but he performed better than the other people there.

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  • Justice Department: Harvard Illegally Discriminates Against Asian-American Applicants
Justice Department: Harvard Illegally Discriminates Against Asian-American Applicants

The Justice Department says Harvard's admissions office uses a "personal rating" for applicants. "Our fear is that Harvard's admissions system is just the latest target in a larger fight to roll back protections for people of color in all fields, including government and business", Park said.

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  • International Monetary Fund backs South African land reform - with conditions
International Monetary Fund backs South African land reform - with conditions

The Land Audit Report, a document shared by the state's department of Rural Development and Land Reform, stated that almost 72 percent of land in South Africa is owned by white farmers, but only eight percent of the country's 56 million population is white.

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  • Donald Trump Sought To Buy
Donald Trump Sought To Buy "Dirt" Held By Gossip Tabloid

The Times said it was unclear how much information on Trump, a fixture on New York's social scene since the 1980s, is still in American Media's possession. Trump has insisted he did nothing wrong, telling Fox and Friends that the payments were not a "campaign violation". Well, if the New York Times' latest scoop is to be believed, Trump was ...

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  • John McCain memorialized as hero, fighter and wiseacre during Arizona church service
John McCain memorialized as hero, fighter and wiseacre during Arizona church service

Biden's speech, however, stood out. "John's story is the American story, grounded in respect and decency, basic fairness, the intolerance for the abuse of power", Biden said. The task falls to the state's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, who is expected to announce the replacement after McCain is interred Sunday. In an emotional ceremony ea...

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  • United Nations schools reopen despite U.S. funding cut for Palestine
United Nations schools reopen despite U.S. funding cut for Palestine

In remarks at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, a Washington think tank often sympathetic to Israel, Haley agreed with a questioner who suggested that the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA), which helps Palestinian refugees, overcounts their number.

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  • Veteran UK Labour Party lawmaker quits, citing anti-Semitism scandal
Veteran UK Labour Party lawmaker quits, citing anti-Semitism scandal

Three years later the first part has finally happened with Field resigning the party whip and accusing Jeremy Corbyn (who he once nominated for leader) of becoming "a force for anti-Semitism " in British politics. "Britain fought the Second World War to banish these views from our politics, but that superhuman effort and success is now under hug...

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  • At Least 4 Dead Following Bus Crash in New Mexico
At Least 4 Dead Following Bus Crash in New Mexico

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. NBC affiliate KOB of Albuquerque published a photo showing the semi-trailer on its side and the bus off the road with severe damage to its front left side. "I was really traumatized myself, because I've been driving about two years and I had never seen anything like that before", Soto said. ...

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  • Texas ex-cop Roy Oliver convicted of murdering unarmed teen Jordan Edwards
Texas ex-cop Roy Oliver convicted of murdering unarmed teen Jordan Edwards

Edwards, who was unarmed and sitting in the passenger seat, was struck in the back of the head. He told the jury about troubling changes he'd seen after Oliver returned from a second deployment with the Army to Iraq and about a Facebook post Oliver re-posted in 2013 that said "I will never in my life be as good at anything in life as I am at kill...

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  • Charges dismissed against 3 in New Mexico compound case
Charges dismissed against 3 in New Mexico compound case

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Leveille pleaded not guilty. The judge said Wednesday that it was a very hard decision for him to drop the charges. At this point, however, he's not sure how exactly his office will make that happen, according to his statement posted early Thursday afternoon (Aug.

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  • Russian navy to hold drills off Syria as Idlib offensive looms
Russian navy to hold drills off Syria as Idlib offensive looms

Now the Syrian regime is starting to reveal the names of those who died in its hands. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was in Ankara on Wednesday for previously unannounced talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish presidency said.

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  • Dutch lawmaker cancels Muhammad cartoon contest
Dutch lawmaker cancels Muhammad cartoon contest

The numbers were expected to swell if leaders of the party carry out a threat to take their protest to the capital Islamabad to pressure Pakistan's new prime minister, Imran Khan, to cut diplomatic ties with the Netherlands . PM Khan urged all Muslim countries to use the platform of United Nations to convey to the western world how Muslims feel ...

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