• Pope Should Sack Archbishop Wilson, Turnbull Says
Pope Should Sack Archbishop Wilson, Turnbull Says

Catholic bishops and community leaders were quick to issue dramatic and heart felt mea culpas over the church's failures following the release of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse's report in December, 2017.

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  • Evacuees from two Shiite towns start arriving in Syria's Aleppo
Evacuees from two Shiite towns start arriving in Syria's Aleppo

Fuaa and Kafraya have been besieged since 2015 , when rebels launched a lightning offensive in Idlib, which saw the whole province under opposition control - except for the two Shia-majority villages. Early on in the uprising, Turkey began providing support to rebel groups as Russian Federation and Iran steadfastly backed their man in Damascus .

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  • Trump responds to Cohen taping: 'Your favourite president did nothing wrong'
Trump responds to Cohen taping: 'Your favourite president did nothing wrong'

In it, Trump and Cohen reportedly discuss paying Karen McDougal , who claims she had an affair with Trump. He tweeted: "The good news is that your favourite President did nothing wrong! ". The former model, Karen McDougal, said she began an almost yearlong affair with Mr Trump in 2006 shortly after his wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barr...

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  • Trump ups tariff threat, slams Fed, big U.S. trading partners
Trump ups tariff threat, slams Fed, big U.S. trading partners

All things being equal, rate hikes have the effect of raising a value of a country's currency, because they mean investors can expect higher returns for investing in that country. His remarks have broken a long-standing tradition of United States presidents not commenting on the Fed's policies to preserve the central bank's independence.

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  • Amesbury Novichok victim Charlie Rowley released from hospital
Amesbury Novichok victim Charlie Rowley released from hospital

Police believe that Charlie Rowley and his partner Dawn Strugess collapsed at a house in Amesbury in Wiltshire on 30 June after they came into contact with a bottle containing the nerve agent. Wilkinson said that while Rowley had been discharged, it was a "day tinged with sadness for everyone" as they remembered Sturgess. He left Russian Federati...

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  • Nine family members among 17 dead in US 'duck boat' tragedy
Nine family members among 17 dead in US 'duck boat' tragedy

One crew member survived and one did not. The tourist town of Branson in Missouri was in mourning on Friday for sightseers killed when the boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in nearly two decades. Some of those on the capsized boat were able to swim to shore, the Kansas City Star reported . Divers with ...

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  • Trump says he 'did nothing wrong' after Cohen tape revelation
Trump says he 'did nothing wrong' after Cohen tape revelation

To pursue criminal charges against Cohen for breaking federal election law, prosecutors would have to have evidence that the payments went to the women to influence the election, rather than just to protect Trump personally. Trump and Cohen's discussion came a month after AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer , bought the rights to McDo...

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  • British police suspect Russians behind Skripal poisoning
British police suspect Russians behind Skripal poisoning

She'd been affected by 10 times the amount of nerve agent that former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia came into contact with back in March. Britain has already accused Russia of poisoning Skripal with the nerve agent, but Russia has denied any involvement and suggested Britain carried out the poisoning to fuel anti-Russian hysteria.

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  • Russia’s Century-Old Sunken Treasure Ship Found off S. Korean Coast
Russia’s Century-Old Sunken Treasure Ship Found off S. Korean Coast

In response to queries, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said that Shinil Group is neither regulated nor licensed by it, and advised consumers to deal only with entities regulated by MAS. But no proof exists that the ship carried gold, with academics raising doubts that a warship would carry such valuable cargo. Shinil hoped to raise the...

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  • Pompeo Urges Nations to Keep Pressuring N. Korea
Pompeo Urges Nations to Keep Pressuring N. Korea

He said that in during their Helsinki meeting, the two presidents discussed "the resolution in Syria and how we may get the refugees back". A committee member told CBS News that North Korean ships turn off their satellite tracking devices as they enter ports, making the evidence less than precise and enabling the subterfuge.

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  • Man steals date's car, goes on another date
Man steals date's car, goes on another date

According to WREG , Faith Pugh said she received a text "out of the blue" from an old high school acquaintance, Kelton Griffin, asking if she wanted to go for dinner. Griffin, who was arrested in 2016 for robbing a restaurant, had also made his second date of the evening pay for the movie tickets, because he didn't have any money.

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  • Trump swims against Western tide at summit with Putin
Trump swims against Western tide at summit with Putin

Shortly after the summit, Putin revealed that "new ideas" were discussed about the conflict, and the referendum appears to be one of them, which could ostensibly push the clash - now in its fifth year - toward resolution. Four days after Mr Trump and Mr Putin met alone for two hours of talks, and as officials in Washington sought to discover what w...

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  • Trump invites Putin to U.S. as Democrats call for Helsinki details
Trump invites Putin to U.S. as Democrats call for Helsinki details

Marquis added that any effort to organize a "so-called referendum" would have "no legitimacy". However, the one-on-one discussions were fairly private with no officials being briefed on what had been said, as Trump insisted only translators could listen in.

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  • At RNC meeting, no one is sweating Trump-Putin summit
At RNC meeting, no one is sweating Trump-Putin summit

The development followed growing criticisms over the Trump's relationship with Putin following their summit in Helsinki on Monday. Antonov would not give further details of what was discussed at the Helsinki summit about Ukraine. On Friday evening, not long after he arrived in New Jersey for a weekend at his golf club, Trump was again defending h...

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  • Trump invites Putin to U.S. for second meeting, stunning security boss
Trump invites Putin to U.S. for second meeting, stunning security boss

Trump himself tweeted: "The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media". Trump said he'd give the ball to his 12-year-old son Barron, a soccer fan. Following the two leaders' press conference in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, some pundits and Democratic lawmakers suggested ...

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  • Trump Doesn’t Get Why U.S. Has to Defend NATO Allies
Trump Doesn’t Get Why U.S. Has to Defend NATO Allies

Trump responded: "I've asked the same question ". "Worrying to hear Trump use Russian talking points with Tucker Carlson , about Montenegro ", he said in a tweet referring to Trump's Fox News interviewer. Elsewhere in the segment, Hayden also criticized Trump for not understanding that NATO is most effective if its foes believe that an...

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  • Additional election security funding left out of bill passed Thursday
Additional election security funding left out of bill passed Thursday

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., said the bill funds vital programs that make Americans safer, protect environmental resources and create jobs, especially in small businesses. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., who was occupying the chair, at one point pounded his gavel to quiet the Democrats down. "There is no crisis". ...

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  • Mob Lynching, WhatsApp may restrict forwards to 5 chats
Mob Lynching, WhatsApp may restrict forwards to 5 chats

WhatsApp has been at the centre of many controversies for allegedly being a platform being used to spread " fake news ". Earlier this month we reported how WhatsApp is resorting to unusual methods to teach India's increasingly internet-connected population about fake news and how people can help to reduce its impact.

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  • Dollar Tumbles After Trump Claims China, EU Manipulate Currencies
Dollar Tumbles After Trump Claims China, EU Manipulate Currencies

In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC , Trump warning, "I'm willing to go to 500", meaning he's prepared ultimately to impose tariffs on $500USD billion ($735NZD billion) in Chinese imports - roughly the value of all the goods Beijing shipped to the United States previous year.

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  • Donald Trump says he looks forward to second meeting with Vladimir Putin
Donald Trump says he looks forward to second meeting with Vladimir Putin

The White House announced Thursday it is discussing a second Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit in Washington with the Kremlin, despite a partisan backlash over their Monday meeting. Pass the bipartisan Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act (S. 2644) and go firmly on record supporting the independence and integrity of Special Counsel...

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