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Trump says Mexico will pay for the wall ''one way or another''

During a rally in Phoenix last week , Trump said he's willing to shut down the government if Congress won't allocate funding to build the wall. A May poll from Fox News found that only 36% of Americans think the wall will be built and only 25% believe Mexico will pay for it.

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PM praises Sindhu for her performance at badminton Cship

Continuing her good run, India's P.V. Sindhu won her quarter-finals match to advance while Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles encounter and bowed out of the World Badminton Championships here on Friday. Well she has proved her critics wrong again. Sindhu and Okuhara were evenly matched and played their heart out in the middle. Okuhara played probably the best badminton and took a 11-10 lead the break before sealing the second comeback 21-17.

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Terrorists attack Pulwama police lines, 2 dead

However, two special police officers were still missing. The authorities have suspended internet services in Pulwama district as a precautionary measure. The fidayeen attack occurred when militants stormed the district police lines in Pulwama in South Kashmir today. A police nursing orderly Amarjit Singh, who also died in the attack, was cremated in central Kashmir's Budgam district.

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Tillerson keeps distance from Trump's race row stance

Asked on Fox News Sunday whether Trump's stance had made it harder for Washington's top diplomat to promote USA values around the world, Tillerson spoke for his State Department. "We represent America's values, our commitment to freedom, our commitment to the equal treatment of people in the world", Tillerson said when asked about whether it was hard to push American values .

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Lebanon's army declares ceasefire in fight against IS

A Hezbollah military media unit said the ceasefire took place "under a full agreement to end the battle in west Qalamoun against [ISIL]". News of a pause in fighting on the Lebanese side of the border came as Hizbollah announced a ceasefire with ISIL on the Syrian side, in the western Qalamoun region.

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Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka to return to Breitbart

Gorka was once an editor for Breitbart News, which Bannon ran. Gorka moved quickly to claim that his departure was a resignation , not a firing. In the letter, Gorka accused Trump of caving into "forces that do not support the [make America great again] promise" that Trump made to his supporters during the 2016 campaign.

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Area Red Cross volunteers to join in Hurricane Harvey relief

Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it's still taking a toll on residents. Now, even right here in South Central Kansas, volunteers are heading to Texas , with more arriving soon. The people of Texas will get a helping hand from NY as Hurricane Harvey continues to devistate the southeastern part of the state. They will be on assignment for 2 weeks.

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Pessimism as Kushner sets off for Israeli-Palestinian talks

Most notably in a meeting with leftist Israeli lawmakers last week, Abbas noted that he'd met Trump's envoys "about 20 times" but they had failed to convey a commitment to a two-state solution to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to leaked comments.

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More than 70 killed in clashes in Western Myanmar

After Myanmar armed forces launched a counterinsurgency operation following attacks on security personnel in Rakhine State in October a year ago, more than 75,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh. But history says, Rohingyas have been living in the Rakhine state since the country's independence in July 1947. "No cause can justify such brutality and senseless killing", he said.

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Supreme Court verdict renders pending triple talaq cases invalid

Mumbaikars have welcomed the Supreme Court's historic judgement to declare triple talaq unconstitutional. "This applies not only to Muslim women but to all women belonging to Hindu and other religious communities". Since that did not happen, the court had to intervene to provide justice to the women who could be dispossessed, disinherited and deprived even of their shelter and subsistence by their husbands just saying " talaq , talaq , talaq " even over the phone from thousands of ...

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Donald Trump directs Pentagon to put 'indefinite ban' on transgender military recruits

A senior White House official told reporters that no transgender individuals will be allowed to join the armed services unless and until the secretary of defense and secretary of homeland security recommend otherwise. "The Department of Defense has received formal guidance from the White House in reference to transgender personnel serving in the military". Transgender rights advocates blasted Trump for instituting the memo, pledging to fight the ban on transgender military ...

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Arizona Republicans McCain, Franks split on Trump's Arpaio pardon

Arpaio had recently been convicted of contempt over his continued racial profiling while still sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Normally, though, as political scientist Jeffrey Crouch's book on the pardon power makes clear, pardons are granted for two reasons: either to provide mercy or correct a miscarriage of justice, in an individual case; or on more general grounds based on public policy.

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Inevitable U.S. Will Withdraw from NAFTA

In this brief, we discuss the sharp rise in USA government lobbying in the run up to the NAFTA renegotiations, the reform of Chapter 11 (the investor-state dispute settlement chapter of NAFTA), and a Trade Case Alert relating to certain polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan.

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Brussels machete attack suspect 'still alive' after being shot while stabbing soldiers

Two soldiers suffered minor injuries in the attack one in the face, the other in the hand. Prosecutors later said the suspected assailant was dead, without saying whether he died at the scene. Brussels Mayor Philippe Close said three soldiers came under attack and one had been hospitalized. Our security forces stay on alert. Images showed police have sealed off a main street near the main Grand Place tourist attraction.

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Trump signs executive order imposing new sanctions on Venezuela

McMaster and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin briefed reporters on new economic sanctions the administration is imposing against Venezuela after President Nicolás Maduro initiated an overhaul of the country's constitution. Protests have shaken the streets of Caracas since April, when the Venezuelan Supreme Court, loyal to the Maduro regime, assumed the responsibilities of the National Assembly, widely seen as a last stronghold of the opposition.

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Deadline Thursday for nation monument review, two in New Mexico

Environmentalists have been particularly dismayed by the Trump administration's freakish process for reviewing the monuments . Ben Schreiber, senior political strategist at Friends of the Earth , had similar sentiments and vowed legal action should Trump follow Zinke's recommendations.

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Tensions growing between Trump and Republican leadership

Embattled US President Donald Trump has intensified a bitter fight with the leadership of his own Republican Party, blaming them for a legislative "mess" over raising the US debt ceiling . Flake, whose criticisms of Trump have drawn the president's ire, also said that a solid 2,000-mile border wall "doesn't make sense in some areas" and shouldn't be pursued "to just fulfill a campaign promise".

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US Pledges To Strengthen Ukraine Army

While the White House has not yet issued any public record of the exchange, Pentagon chief Mattis's presence at Kiev's military parade was much more openly symbolic. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) released a statement Wednesday urging the Trump administration to provide lethal aid to Ukraine.

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North Korea's trade with China hit by sanctions

Under the new measures, any property or interests belonging to the designated persons, which are in the possession or control of American citizens or within the USA, must be blocked, according to the statement . The sanctions also hit those who help individuals previously penalized for involvement in North Korea's weapons program and assist the country in sending workers overseas.

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What happened to Kim Wall?

Police spokesman Jens Moller said the torso had suffered damage, suggesting "an attempt to make sure air and gas inside should leave the body so that it would not rise from the seabed". They also confirmed they had found Wall's blood in the submarine, Møller Jensen told reporters . Both she and her client were pleased that the remains had been found, she told Danish media.

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Vehicle plows through trans lives matter vigil for woman killed by police

That is when police say the protesters surrounded the vehicle and began "striking it with their hands and a flag pole". A spokeswoman for the police, Schron Jackson, said three people received minor injuries after jumping onto the vehicle before it drove away.

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SpaceX Launches Earth-Observing Satellite, Lands Rocket on Ship at Sea

SpaceX, during the launch webcast, declared the launch a success. The satellite was constructed by the Taiwan National Space Organization . The 450-kilogram spacecraft was the first such satellite built domestically by Taiwan, and succeeds Formosat-2, retired a year ago.

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim rape trial on Aug 25, violence by followers feared

The sect followers regard their chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh as a "messenger of god". Haryana and Punjab have been put on high alert and prohibitory orders imposed ahead of the court verdict in the case involving Ram Rahim with authorities not ruling out taking Army's help to maintain law and order.

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How Much Is the Next Powerball Worth?

New Jersey Lottery officials said a second $1 million winning ticket was sold at L and K Petroleum on Route 47 in Dorchester, Cumberland County. "Handy Variety sold a $1 million prize winning ticket". Reporters asked if she had plans to treat herself to something nice, such as a fancy new vehicle. Wanczyk also said she had already called her employer to let them know she would not be returning.

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SEA Games: Schooling wins men's 50M butterfly swimming gold

Jing Wen had already won individual gold in the women's 200m butterfly , setting a new Singaporean national record in the process. Olympic semi-finalist Quah Zheng Wen was among the Singapore swimmers who advanced to the finals of the South East Asian (SEA) Games swimming competition after their heats today morning.