• Israeli premiers son blocked on Facebook for anti-Muslim posts
Israeli premiers son blocked on Facebook for anti-Muslim posts

The eldest of the prime minister's sons, Yair Netanyahu still lives with his parents at the official prime ministerial residence in Jerusalem and is provided with a state-funded auto and security detail. "The Thought Police of Facebook has found me!" In another part of the recording, Yair is heard making references to his father's dealings to...

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  • Vladimir Putin says Russian rap music
Vladimir Putin says Russian rap music "should be taken over" by government

Kinzhal has already been commissioned by the military, which put them in service with a squadron of MiG-31 fighter jets. Moscow has repeatedly denied the accusation. The Russian president argued that the pact represented "unilateral disarmament" for the Soviet Union, adding: "God only knows why the Soviet leadership did it".

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  • Jeremy Corbyn dubbed 'the midwife of Brexit' after ducking no-confidence vote
Jeremy Corbyn dubbed 'the midwife of Brexit' after ducking no-confidence vote

The Labour leader found himself back in the Commons a few hours later, telling MPs he actually said " stupid people ". Responding to the claim of Corbyn's alleged "stupid woman" comment, the prime minister said everyone should use "appropriate language" when speaking to female MPs.

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  • 'They're a joke': Rudy Giuliani steps up attack on Mueller
'They're a joke': Rudy Giuliani steps up attack on Mueller

Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in NY, where prosecutors have implicated him in a crime. One of Trump's biggest allies over the last decade, Michael Cohen , recently pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts , three of which are directly related to the president.

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  • Envoy: U.S. no longer seeking to topple Syria's Assad
Envoy: U.S. no longer seeking to topple Syria's Assad

The two leaders also stressed the need to build "new principles for inter-Arab relations based on the respect of the sovereignty of countries and non-interference in internal affairs". Instead, the article noted, Turkish officials discuss a "political process" in Syria while Jordan recently opened a bordered crossing. "If it is democratic and cre...

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  • Washington DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data scandal
Washington DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data scandal

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Karl Racine, the attorney general for the District of Columbia. Facebook did not immediately respond to requests. That data included names, hometowns, religious and educational backgrounds, friend lists and other data, researchers said at the time. After the revelations about Cambridge Analytica, congression...

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  • USA plans full withdrawal of troops from Syria
USA plans full withdrawal of troops from Syria

As the debate over withdrawing from Syria was raging inside the White House over recent days, Trump argued that the risk of a Turkish incursion could be a threat to the United States forces in Syria, officials said, although Erdogan would likely face huge reprisals if Turkish troops killed or wounded any Americans.

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  • Japan protests Russian military build-up on island disputed since Second World War
Japan protests Russian military build-up on island disputed since Second World War

Local media have said the purchases could total more than one trillion yen ($8.8 billion). "We need to develop truly effective defense abilities, rather than simply expanding traditional ones", the government says in the policy, which covers a period from fiscal 2019 and is endorsed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet.

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  • Senate Finally Passes Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Bill
Senate Finally Passes Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Bill

Those amendments would have excluded child molesters and other violent felons from early release , required notification of victims before offenders are let out of prison early and included a plan to track the effectiveness of anti-recidivism programmes.

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  • South Africa issues arrest warrant for Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe over alleged assault
South Africa issues arrest warrant for Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe over alleged assault

South African model Gabriella Engels, allegedly assaulted by Grace Mugabe, looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organization AfriForum on August 17, 2017 in Centurion. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, his former deputy, recently revealed Mr Mugabe had been in Singapore for medical care and was now unable to walk because of ill health...

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  • Australia has 'no right' to divide Jerusalem - Mahathir
Australia has 'no right' to divide Jerusalem - Mahathir

The government now says it won't move its embassy until a two-state solution is reached, at which time it will also recognise East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital. Labor believes Jerusalem should remain recognised as the capital of both Israel and Palestine until the final stages of negotiations on a two-state solution.

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  • Syria conflict: U.S. 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops'
Syria conflict: U.S. 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops'

President Trump will move to pull all USA troops out of Syria immediately, declaring that "we have defeated ISIS in Syria". According to some reports, the withdrawal might primarily affect the U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and other Pentagon officials have reportedly urged Trump to leave some forces in Syria, arguing that it would be...

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  • Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces
Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces

Last week, the Pentagon said unilateral military action by any party in northeast Syria , where U.S. forces operate, would be unacceptable. The Britain-based watchdog group said the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are amassing forces near the borderline to beware of any surprise attack by the Turkish side.

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  • Trump issues order creating new space command
Trump issues order creating new space command

The White House released the memo while Vice President Mike Pence was at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida for the SpaceX launch of an Air Force GPS satellite. The memorandum directs Defense Secretary James Mattis to recommend officers for nomination and Senate confirmation to serve as the commander and deputy commander.

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  • NRA 'disappointed' by bump stock ban
NRA 'disappointed' by bump stock ban

Spokeswoman Jennifer Baker says the Justice Department should provide amnesty for gun owners who already have the devices. Many gun control advocates welcomed the new rule , but many called on more regulations to be put in place. The Trump administration is banning bump stocks , the firearm attachment that allows a semi-automatic weapon to shoo...

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  • Washington is now five days away from a partial government shutdown
Washington is now five days away from a partial government shutdown

Mr Trump is seeking $5bn (£3.9bn) from Congress to start work on the wall. On Tuesday morning, Pelosi reiterated that she felt the border wall was "immoral", and that it was imperative that Democrats refuse to fund the project out of concern for immigrants (and out of any concern for taxpayers, of course).

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  • Trump Charity Agrees to Dissolve Amid Lawsuit Alleging 'Pattern of Illegality'
Trump Charity Agrees to Dissolve Amid Lawsuit Alleging 'Pattern of Illegality'

US President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time) to dissolve while Trump fights allegations he misused assets for business and political purposes. She wants Trump and his eldest children barred from running other charities. "Crew filed complaints calling for investigations into the Foundation for impr...

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  • Russian trolls aimed to deter black U.S. voters
Russian trolls aimed to deter black U.S. voters

Some of the Facebook and Instagram ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. "What they tried to do is divide USA public opinion by the existing divisions that were there", Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher said, reporting from Washington, DC...

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  • Chicago police officers killed by train while responding to shooting
Chicago police officers killed by train while responding to shooting

Marmolejo had been with Chicago Police for 2 and a half years, whereas Gary had spent 18 months with the department. Counselors were on hand at the CPD's 5th District headquarters. He said the investigation was still in the early stages and that more details would be released at a later time. Chicago police use so-called ShotSpotter technol...

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  • The Queen hands over favourite charities to Meghan Markle
The Queen hands over favourite charities to Meghan Markle

Judi said: "While William and Kate have chosen casual clothes and friendly, casual-looking body language to greet the viewer face-on to invite us to share in the fun of their cute-looking family, Harry and Meghan have chosen a pose with their backs to the camera".

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